Arts & Humanities
Tue, 01/13/2015 — The complicated legacy of one of the country’s great civil rights leaders, A. Philip Randolph, is examined through a collection of essays co-edited by a University of Kansas professor. Eclipsed by Martin Luther King Jr., Randolph was one of...

Mon, 01/12/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Commons, a partnership at the University of Kansas that encourages cross-disciplinary research and learning, awarded $20,000 in the fall 2014 cycle of its Interdisciplinary Starter Grant. Two research teams will receive $10,000 to launch their interdisciplinary projects in 2014-2015. D. Bryon Darby and Tim Hossler, both with design, and Paul Stock, sociology and environmental studies, received funds for The New American Farmer. Through extensive interviews with first-generation farmers, the research team aims to “challenge and expand our image of today’s farmer” by documenting diverse practices and the “hope of possibility” that the farmers represent

Wed, 12/17/2014 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas professors can provide insight into today’s historic announcement that the United States and Cuba will re-establish full diplomatic and economic relations. The U.S. will reopen an embassy in Havana, allow for visitors to return to the United States with Cuban goods and ease travel restrictions for those already allowed to visit the island. The announcement came with Cuba’s release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross and a U.S. intelligence agent. The United States released three Cuban spies. Scholars available to speak include: Tamara Falicov, an associate professor and chair of film and media studies, is a scholar of Cuban cinema,

Mon, 12/15/2014 — The American Institute of Architects (AIA), along with the AIA Foundation and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), has named the School of Architecture, Design & Planning as one of 10 charter members of the AIA...

Mon, 12/15/2014 — The medical device industry incorporates research from dozens of academic areas, ranging from engineering and medicine to pharmacy and industrial design. With that in mind, University of Kansas researchers who are interested in translating...

Mon, 12/15/2014 — LAWRENCE – Research at the University of Kansas is exploring how a person’s native language can influence the way the brain processes auditory words in a second language. Because cues that signal the beginning and ending of words can differ from language to language, a person’s native language can provide misleading information when learning to segment a second language into words. Annie Tremblay, an assistant professor of linguistics, is trying to better understand the kinds of cues second language learners listen for when recognizing words in continuous speech. She also is studying how adaptive adult learners are in acquiring these new speech cues. Working with a

Mon, 12/15/2014 — LAWRENCE – The third and final candidate for the position of vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas will visit campus this week. Jim Tracy, special assistant for research compliance at the University of Kentucky and professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry within the UK College of Medicine, will be on campus Dec. 17-19. He will give a public presentation on the topic of “Strategies for Raising Research Stature during an Era of Declining Funding” at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Lied Center Pavilion. Candidate Rich Hichwa, senior associate vice president for research and economic development at the University of Iowa,

Fri, 12/12/2014 — The second of three candidates for the position of vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas will visit campus next week. Mary J.C. Hendrix, president and scientific director at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at...

Fri, 12/12/2014 — The names of nearly 1,250 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall — representing 57 Kansas counties, 36 other states and 24 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Because KU conducts only...

Thu, 12/11/2014 — The University of Kansas is partnering with a leading entrepreneur development program to translate more KU technologies into new products and startup companies. KU will now partner with Pipeline, a Midwest fellowship program that provides a...

Wed, 12/10/2014 — LAWRENCE – Poems on loss and everyday life in Milan written by one of Italy’s greatest living poets can now be read in English thanks in part to the work of a University of Kansas professor. In “Theme of Farewell and After-Poems,” Patrizio Ceccagnoli, assistant professor of Italian, and Susan Stewart, American poet and critic, edited and translated two books by Italian poet Milo De Angelis. The volume of poems is the first English translation of De Angelis' most recent works. In the fall of 2014, the volume was one of five finalists for the American Literary Translators Association’s National Translation Award. The volume also was awarded the Italian Ministry of

Tue, 12/09/2014 — Ward Lyles, assistant professor of urban planning, has been selected as a Fellow for the Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards & Disasters Researchers Program. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and is intended to...

Tue, 12/09/2014 — A $58 million gift from the estate of late University of Kansas alumni Madison “Al” and Lila Self will provide direct support to benefit students. With their lifetime and estate gifts, the Selfs donated $106 million to KU, making them the...

Mon, 12/08/2014 — The search committee for the position of vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas has chosen three finalists for the position. Each of the three finalists will visit KU this month to give a public presentation and take questions...

Fri, 12/05/2014 — Professors at the University Kansas are among a group of researchers working to improve a new instrument that enables those with severe motion disabilities to play improvisational music. Known as Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI), the...

Thu, 12/04/2014 — The Center for Health Design has awarded Department of Architecture Post-Doctoral Fellow Nayma Khan its New Investigator Award. The Center for Health Design (CHD) is a nonprofit organization that engages and supports professionals and...

Tue, 12/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – Routledge, a publisher of humanities and social sciences books, has just issued “The Architecture of Use,” a book written by University of Kansas Department of Architecture Professors Stephen Grabow and Kent Spreckelmeyer.The book is the culmination of a decade-long collaboration between the professors.   “Stephen and I had talked for a long time about not being able to find a book that examined the importance of the role of function as a force in generating the final, built form of a building,” Spreckelmeyer said.   “There was always a thought that if you were talking about function you had to set the aesthetics aside,” Grabow said, “and look at those

Mon, 12/01/2014 — When it comes to education in reading and writing, many think of burying their noses in books or English composition assignments. One might not consider a trip to an art museum as a way to bolster students’ literacy, but a University of Kansas...

Mon, 12/01/2014 — LAWRENCE – Get ready for a cool Yule when Kansas Public Radio presents a "Big Band Christmas," a holiday concert featuring the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman and Ron Gutierrez.

Tue, 11/25/2014 — David Pendergrass, lecturer in undergraduate biology and director of the Molecular Biosciences Degree Completion Program at the KU Edwards Campus, has been awarded this year’s H.O.P.E. Award by the University of Kansas Board of Class Officers.


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